Board of Directors & Staff
Board of Directors
Staff List
Staff List

Carlotta M. Arthur
Program Director for Clare Boothe Luce Program

Carlotta earned a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University, and worked for ten years in industry before completing a M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a W.K. Kellogg post-doctoral fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health. Carlotta also taught at Meharry Medical College in Nashville and later at Smith College. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served on the staff of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Elizabeth A. Brennan
Program Assistant for Theology and Information Technology

Elizabeth was hired as an Administrative Assistant in 1993. She had graduated with a degree in advertising art and computer graphics. After working for six years in sales and then for six years in insurance, she was drawn to the non-profit field. In previous years, she has assisted in many of areas of the Foundation, including Higher Education, the Henry R. Luce Professorship Program, Asia, the US-China Cooperative Program, the Luce Fund for Asian Studies, Public Affairs, and Administration and Finance.


Eleanor Burgess
Web Editor

Eleanor earned a B.A. in History from Yale University, and has taught English, Global History, and Creative Writing at Brookline High School, Hopkins School, and the American School in London.


Francisco J. Cadavid
Program Assistant for Asia

Prior to joining the Luce Foundation, Francisco has taught English as a foreign language in South Korea and worked in the Asia program at an organization focused on track-two diplomacy. He holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.A. from Columbia University. He speaks English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Korean.


Mina E. Camacho
Grants Administrator

Born and raised in Rome, NY, Mina studied theater at Buffalo State College before joined the Foundation staff in 1991. She served twenty years as executive assistant to the President, before being named Grants Administrator in 2013.


Maureen Cullen
Program Assistant

Maureen joined the Foundation in October 2006 as program assistant for Asia and for the Henry R. Luce Program on Religion and International Affairs. Previous work in the nonprofit sector includes The Rockefeller Foundation’s educational equity and population sciences programs, and Carnegie Corporation of New York’s grantmaking in early childhood education and development. Maureen also has worked as a preschool teacher, and assistant to an art gallery director. Maureen has a B.A. in Fine Arts and Elementary Education from Queens College, CUNY and has done graduate study in art therapy and education at New York University.


John P. Daley
Vice President for Administration and Finance and Treasurer

Prior to joining the Luce Foundation in 1996, John was Senior Vice President at Outreach Project in Queens, New York; before that, he served as a consultant to New York based non-profits. He has also served as a director at the New York Foundation and as a director and officer for The Foundation Financial Officers Group (FFOG). He started his not-for-profit career in 1973 at Catholic Charities of Brooklyn where he served in a number of management positions over a twelve year period. He holds a B.B.A from St. Francis College in Brooklyn and an M.P.A from New York University.


Reynaldo Dipasquale
Director of Information Technology

After studying in England for three years, Rey obtained a BS in Electrical Engineering from CUNY and has worked in various capacities in the computer technology area since 1986. He is fluent in Spanish.


Michelle Douenias
Program Associate and Events Coordinator for Luce Scholars

Michelle directs the day-to-day administration of the program including all meetings and events. During her tenure at the Foundation she has also worked as Program Assistant on the Luce Scholars and Clare Boothe Luce Programs. Prior to joining the Luce Foundation in 1990, she worked as a jewelry designer and taught 6th-12th grade art. She holds a B.A. and a teaching certificate in fine arts from Ohio Wesleyan University.


Jason M. Dumas
Assistant for Administration and Finance

Jason earned a B.A. in Economics from Hunter College in New York City. He has a background in non-profit operations, and served as Finance & Administration Associate at the Nathan Cummings Foundation prior to joining the Luce Foundation in July 2012. Jason also serves as a member of the Finance Committee at Philanthropy New York.


Michael Gilligan
President

Michael was elected president of the Henry Luce Foundation in December 2002, having been Program Director for Theology since 1998. He previously served at the Association of Theological Schools (ATS); as Academic Dean of the Pontifical College Josephinum; and as teacher and administrator in the Catholic Diocese of Columbus. He received a B.A. from Duke University and a M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia. He is chairman of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, and serves on the board of the Council of Independent Colleges.


Ellen Holtzman
Program Director for American Art

Prior to joining the Luce Foundation, Ellen was managing director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, assistant director of the Queens Museum of Art, and assistant manager of public programs at the Brooklyn Museum. Her extensive background in art and art history includes a B.A. from George Washington University and M.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Helena Kolenda
Program Director for Asia

Prior to this appointment in 2008, Helena served for a decade as program officer for the Foundation’s Asia Program. She holds a B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Between 1981 and 1996, she spent ten years in China, working first as an English teacher with Volunteers in Asia and later as an attorney with the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and a trustee of the Lingnan Foundation.


Li Ling
Program Director for Luce Scholars and Program Officer for Asia

Previously, Ling has served as the director of transnational initiatives at the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and practiced law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, both in New York. He also worked for the intergovernmental International Organization for Migration as a program officer in its Geneva Headquarters and in its Washington, D.C. and Vienna Missions. Ling is a native of Wuhan, China, and studied at the Institute of International Relations in Beijing. He has an M.A. in international relations from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.


Lorraine M. Morales
Executive Assistant to the President and Program Assistant for American Art

Lorraine joined the foundation in 1999. She came to the foundation with experience as an executive assistant in the fashion, decorative home furnishings, investment and human resource recruiting industries.


Carrie A. Ortiz
Office Administrator and Benefits Manager

As Benefits Manager, Carrie oversees all processes related to employee benefits, including accounts payable and receivable, reconciliations, vendor management, grants accounting, facilities, and assistance with the annual audit. Carrie has more than 13 years of administrative experience in nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining the Henry Luce Foundation, she was an Office Manager in the Chaplaincy Department in Minnesota, where she assisted with scheduling, preparing special services and materials, and performing a variety of other administrative tasks. She earned her B.A. from Winona State College. Carrie volunteers and serves on the board of the Art School at Old Church in Demarest, NJ.


Beni Price
Receptionist

A Bronx, NY native, Beni earned a B.S. in Sociology and a M.S.W. from Fordham University. Prior to joining the Luce Foundation in 2010, Beni served as a project manager and a survey analyst.


Staci M. Salomon
Controller

Staci began at the Foundation in 2010. Prior to joining the Luce Foundation, she was the Vice President of Finance of the YMCA of Greater New York; before that, she held several positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP over a ten year period, ending with the position of Senior Manager. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York at Geneseo and an M.S. in Accounting from Binghamton University. She is a licensed CPA in New York and has reciprocal licenses (currently inactive) in Connecticut and New Jersey. She is a member of the AICPA and the NYSSCPA.


Bridget Talone
Program Assistant for Clare Boothe Luce and Policy Initiatives

A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Bridget worked in arts administration and event planning before pursuing her M.F.A. at the Iowa Writers Workshop. She joined the Foundation in 2013.


Jonathan VanAntwerpen
Program Director for Theology

Jonathan previously served on the staff of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), where he was the founder and director of the Religion and the Public Sphere program, editor-in-chief of The Immanent Frame, and the director of the recently launched Digital Culture program. Originally trained at Calvin College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he received his doctorate in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. Jonathan is coeditor of a set of edited volumes on secularism, religion, and public life, and has for the past several years been a visiting scholar at New York University's Institute for Public Knowledge.


Toby Volkman
Director of Policy Initiatives and Secretary

Prior to joining the Luce Foundation, Toby worked as Director of Special Projects at the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program in New York. She has also served as a program officer at the Ford Foundation, where she developed and managed an initiative (“Crossing Borders”) to revitalize the field of area studies; as director of the South and Southeast Asia Programs at the Social Science Research Council; and as deputy provost at the New School. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Cornell University and a B.A. in Art History from the University of Chicago.


Linda Ward
Assistant to the President and Assistant for Grants Management

Prior to this appointment, Linda served as Executive Assistant to the President of The Greenwall Foundation and assisted with the Program in Bioethics. She is originally from Oregon, where she earned her B.S. in Dance from Portland State University. She taught for over 20 years worldwide, including annual engagements in New York, Hawaii, and Japan. Linda is a member of The Japan Society.




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